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    Default How hackers can use smart home devices to spy on you (CBC Marketplace)

    Your security system may allow anyone, anywhere and at anytime to watch you and your children in your own home. Then hackers can take control of your devices, steal information and even shut off your security cameras, remotely unlock your doors and walk right in.

    Smart home devices are supposed to increase convenience and security, but Marketplace reveals they could actually be making your home, your family and your data more vulnerable, and putting your privacy at risk.


    Home Hack: How safe are your high-tech security devices?
    https://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/episo...curity-devices
    Smart Homes allow automated control of everything from lights and locks to curtains and cameras, TVs and temperature, with the promise of increased convenience and security but Marketplace reveals the more devices you have, the more vulnerable you could be. In this episode, we find families whose security cameras are streaming live on the internet, showing them in real time how they are being watched by strangers around the world.


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    In other news:

    Millions using 123456 as password, security study finds
    21 April 2019

    Top of the list was 123456, appearing in more than 23 million passwords. The second-most popular string, 123456789, was not much harder to crack, while others in the top five included "qwerty", "password" and 1111111.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-47974583

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    Yes, and many never change the original password supplied with the equipment or as the Marketplace report details, some security systems do not even require you or warn you to set up a password at all.

    A few years ago, my wife wanted to get a home assistant and remote door locks and I refused because they can be hacked and criminals can enter your home without a key and without proof of forceable entry; they not only can get away with crime, your insurance company may not cover your loss.
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    Just how secure are keys?

    https://youtu.be/a9b9IYqsb_U

    Elevators arent as secure as you think

    https://youtu.be/oHf1vD5_b5I

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